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Posted on October 16, 2019

Many nonprofits in Georgia, particularly those that work with vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and victims of violence, do not permit weapons on their premises. On July 1, 2014, the laws of Georgia changed significantly to further limit one’s ability to restrict gun-carrying by licensed gun-holders. These changes may affect nonprofits that currently have such restrictions, particularly those that are located in government buildings or lease property from a municipality, county or the State of Georgia.

The Safe Carry Protection Act (SCPA) became law in the State of Georgia on July 1, 2014. With the passage of the SCPA, many Georgia nonprofits face a new set of rules regarding weapons in and around their workplaces or operating locations.

The SCPA permits an expansion of rights of licensed gun-holders to carry guns and other weapons in public places.

Posted on May 16, 2018

Nonprofits may be subject to the laws and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to safety in the workplace. This article provides an overview of OSHA, the federal agency that regulates workplace safety, injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements, OSHA inspections and penalties, OSHA requirements that are generally applicable to nonprofits, tips on establishing an effective safety program, and requirements for temporary employees.

Posted on December 22, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards, covers most every employer in the United States, including nonprofits. Penalties for OSHA violations can be devastating to small employers. In this webcast, you will hear an overview of how OSHA works and what to do if OSHA knocks on your door, including:

• What types of entities are covered
• What are the most frequently cited standards
• What to do if OSHA shows up at your worksite
• Your rights as an employer if you receive a citation
• Hot topics in OSHA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10am until 11am

Presenter: Carla Gunnin, Jackson Lewis

Please click here to view the webcast.